education

  • Belonging

    Belonging

    People belong in nature. Too often we relegate that belonging strictly to physical activity like hiking, climbing, and camping, but the ways to connect to nature are so much more than physical activity.

  • Mapping Our Work, Building a Legacy

    Mapping Our Work, Building a Legacy

    We cannot talk about fulfilling our core mission to protect the landscapes and waterways on the Preserve without acknowledging the great work of our interns, specifically our first-ever intern and now head of our internship program Casey Blankenship.

  • More to Explore    

    More to Explore    

    Did you know that the Foundation has an entire section on the website dedicated to education resources? We have created and curated a collection of resources that can be used by parents and educators.

  • Exciting Education Plans and Partnerships

    Exciting Education Plans and Partnerships

    The Education Committee has a lot happening these days! We are developing new partnerships, adding resources, and hiring dedicated staff. It is exciting to see the new things happening and our program growing. 

  • A Deep Look at Water, Wildlife

    A Deep Look at Water, Wildlife

    The Foundation was excited to participate in the Kitsap Water Festival again this year. This wonderful event brings 3rd and 4th graders from throughout the county to the Kitsap County Fairgrounds for a day of learning about water and how important it is.

  • Connecting with Students, Fostering Hands-on Learning

    Connecting with Students, Fostering Hands-on Learning

    At the Foundation, we believe education should connect the learner. It should be interesting. It should engage the senses. When a student goes home after a field trip at our Rhododendron Preserve, we want them to be brimming with excitement about what they experienced and what they learned.

  • Sharing Knowledge to Inspire Conservation, Build Connection

    Sharing Knowledge to Inspire Conservation, Build Connection

    On Feb. 11th, 2023, I was privileged to take a wonderful group of people on a tour of our Rhododendron Preserve. The group was made up of people training to become Stream Stewards. Stream Stewards are residents of Kitsap County that are turning environmental knowledge into action.